Sheldon Man Faces Felony Charges After Incident

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man is behind bars facing four charges, two of them felonies after an incident on Tuesday night.

According to the criminal complaints filed by the Sheldon Police Department, their officers arrested 36-year-old Scott Lee Smith after an incident that occured about 9:50 p.m. that evening. The officer’s report says Smith pushed his way into an apartment on Pine Street while persons were present in the home, and assaulted one of the people there, “trying to collect money for his friend.” One of the complaints states that Smith used a wooden club or stick in the assault.

Smith was arrested by Sheldon Police and was charged with First Degree Burglary, a class B felony; Wilful Injury, a class D felony, and misdemeanor counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and trespassing with injury.

According to Iowa Code, if Smith is convicted of a class B felony, he could face 25 years in prison.

At last report, Smith remained in the O’Brien County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash or surety bond.


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